Cast & Creative

Alaina Anderson
Coleen Sexton
Nikhil Saboo
John Hemphill
Pablo David Laucerica
Reese Sebastian Diaz
Daniel Robert Sullivan
Kelsey Venter


Honored and beyond grateful to be here. Multi-instrumentalist from Chicago. Broadway: The Prom (OBC); National Tour: Newsies; TV/Film: Mare of Easttown, Chicago Med, Newsies Live, Dropping (upcoming); Selected Regional: Marcus in Murder for Two (FLMTF). Thanks to Richard Lissemore for showing me the way, Melissa Cross, Steve, Randi, Cady Huffman and Scott Weinstein. Thanks to the DEH team for welcoming me with such open arms. To Stacey, Danny, and Ben for believing in me. To Mom and Dad for your unwavering support. To stream my upcoming EP and future announcements, check out

Alaina Anderson - Zoe Murphy

Alaina is elated to be making her professional debut! Proud alum of Yale University, B.A. Cognitive Science. Previous roles include Aldonza (Man of La Mancha), Wendla (Spring Awakening), Cinderella (Into The Woods), and Nina (In The Heights). Love and gratitude to the wonderful family, friends, and mentors who have supported her, as well as Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano, Stacey Mindich, and the entire DEH team. IG/Twitter: @laynieanderson. TikTok: @alainymous.

Coleen Sexton - Heidi Hansen

Coleen starred on Broadway as Lucy when she was 20 years old in Jekyll and Hyde, as well as the TV version Jekyll and Hyde: Direct from Broadway opposite David Hasselhoff. National Tours: Wicked (Elphaba); Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham); Chicago (June/Go-To-Hell Kitty/US Mama Morton). Regional: Mamma Mia! (Donna); Spamalot (Lady of The Lake); End of the Rainbow (Judy Garland). Sending lots of love and thanks to the DEH/Tara Rubin teams and her Ma!

LILI THOMAS - Cynthia Murphy

Lili is overjoyed to join DEH! Recently in Dave Malloy’s pre-Broadway run of Octet. Off-B’way: We’re Gonna Die (2nd Stage), The Hello Girls, Only Human. Select regional: Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Berkeley Rep, Milwaukee Rep, The Rev. BFA NYU/Tisch. BIG thanks to Kevin & TRC, Matt & Kat at DGRW, and my loves, Annabelle & Jack, for letting Mommy make and find her own map! Endless gratitude to Mom… this is for you.

Nikhil Saboo - Connor Murphy

Nikhil is elated to join the tour of DEH — aligning in his purpose of creating space, opening others’ perspectives, and lifting up all aspiring South Asian artists across the country. Prior, Nikhil was on tour with the Angelica Company of Hamilton and in the original Broadway cast of Mean Girls. Gratitude to Stewart Talent, the DEH company, and my tribe. Love to Mom, Dad, and Nisha. For Dada and Ama.

John Hemphill - Larry Murphy

John starred on Broadway as Sam/Bill in Mamma Mia!, original Broadway company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. First National Tour of The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time. Film: Zodiac directed by Academy Award® nominated David Fincher. TV: “Castle, “Monk,” “Las Vegas,” “The Black List,” “Mr. Robot,” “Big Love” among others. Hi to my students at Stephens College! John is ever grateful to wife Jenn.

Pablo David Laucerica - Jared Kleinman

Pablo is PUMPED to be joining the DEH fam! A Miami-born Cuban-American, he recently graduated from Northwestern University, specializing in vocal performance and musical theatre. His main artistic interests include acting, songwriting, music production and content creation. Find his music content on TikTok/Instagram @pablodlaucerica! Special thanks to Stewart Talent, Stacey Mindich, Tara Rubin, Xavier Rubiano, and the entire DEH team. Lots of love to Mami, Papi, Kaki, and the Primelles for their constant support.


She/Her. Micaela is thrilled to join the DEH fam! She’s a recent grad of the Texas State University BFA Musical Theatre program (go bobcats!) and a Texas native. All the love & thanks to CGF, the DEH team, Tara Rubin casting, and every teacher along the way. Love to her friends, family, and especially mom & her grandparents. Love you always.

JEFFREY CORNELIUS - Alternate Evan Hansen; u/s Jared Kleinman

He/him. Jeffrey is ecstatic to be making his national tour debut in Dear Evan Hansen! Jackson MS Native and Current Student at CCM. LINK: Class 4, Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020 on HBOMax. Favorite Shows include Pippin (CCM), Once (CCM). Huge Thank You to Mommy, Daddy, Daniel, Granny, Grandpa, Nana, PawPaw, Uncle John, TT, Kevin, and EVERY SINGLE Teacher and Mentor who helped me get to this point. It takes a village.

VALERIA CEBALLOS - u/s Zoe Murphy; Alana Beck

She/her. Valeria is thrilled to be making her Broadway National Tour debut! She is endlessly grateful to the team at Tara Rubin, the DEH creative team, The Mine, her family, and her Jesse for supporting this little Latina’s big dreams.


IAN COURSEY - u/s Connor Murphy; Jared Kleinman

Ian recently finished his sophomore year at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, he is proud to have played the roles of Eddie Birdlace (DOGFIGHT), and George Berger (HAIR). Ian is thrilled to be a part of this beautiful show and would like to thank his family, friends, professors, Rolando Sanz, the DEH team, Danny and Haley. Go Blue!

Reese Sebastian Diaz - U/S Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman

(He/Him) Reese is overjoyed to join the DEH family! Broadway: Mary Poppins. National Tours: Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast. Gratitude to DEH/Tara Rubin teams. Love and thanks to Mom, Dad, Nana, Frank, Roni, Warren, family, friends, teachers. 

GILLIAN JACKSON HAN - u/s Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck

Gillian is over the moon to be making her national tour debut in Dear Evan Hansen! She is a proud member of the AAPI/multiracial community and is filled with gratitude for the actors whose work made her own career possible. BWMT. Thanks to family, chosen and biological, her mentors, the Tara Rubin team, CTG, A and her parents. Always for J. TikTok: @with_a_gee

ISABEL SANTIAGO - u/s Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy

Select Movie/TV: Blue Bloods, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, In The Heights, and Martin Eden. Off-Broadway: First Daughter Suite, GIANT. National Tour: In The Heights. Concert: PBS’ Great Performances: Bernstein’s MASS, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The Philadelphia Orchestra. For Adam Swope.

Daniel Robert Sullivan - U/S Larry Murphy

Daniel performed as Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys more than 1000 times with the Las Vegas, Toronto, and touring companies, and in the national tour of Motown the Musical. He’s the author of Prospect High: Brooklyn, Braving the Bronx River, Becoming A Jersey Boy, and There’s No Substitute for Empathy.

Kelsey Venter - u/s Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy

National Tour: DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Selected Regional: Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Old Globe Theater. BA in Theater SDSU, MFA American Conservatory Theater. All love and gratitude to my incredible family, friends, and mentors for believing in me.

PIERCE WHEELER - u/s Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman

He/him. Pierce is so excited to make his professional debut with the DEH family. After studying for a year at NYU Tisch, he is thankful to travel the country and tell this beautiful story. Special thanks to family, friends, and teachers.

Iona Fraser
Kristen Gaetz
Ellis Kirk
Samantha Mbolekwa
Hannah Qureshi
Mitchell Zhangazha

SAM TUTTY - Evan Hansen

Sam is making his West End debut as the title role in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Newly graduated from Italia Conti Academy, Sam has just finished his run in Once on This Island at the Southwark Playhouse as Daniel. Sam is thrilled to be a part of this production and cannot thank his family and friends enough for their infinite support and love.


Lucy graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2019.

Workshops: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella (RUG/The Other Palace).

Television: Lara Godstone in “Doctors” (BBC).

DEAR EVAN HANSEN marks Lucy’s West End debut.


Training: Mountview Academy.

Stage Credits: Margaret in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre); Christina in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Playhouse Theatre); Tina Ruston in A Small Family Business (National Theatre Olivier); u/s and Lauren in Viva Forever (Piccadilly Theatre); Les Misérables (25th Anniversary Tour); Teacher and u/s Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); u/s Jeanie in Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios); Susannah Townley in Three Hours After Marriage (Union Theatre); Grumio in The Taming of the Shrew (Changeling Theatre Company); Lucy Lockett in Beggar’s Opera (Changeling Theatre Company); u/s and Donna/Tanya in Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales); Virus/cover Kim and Big Sue in Taboo (UK Tour); Starting Here Starting Now (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); Kitty in Charley’s Aunt (CMC). 

Television Credits: “Sound of Music Live” (ITV); “Comedy Cuts” (ITV2).

Film credits: Beauty and the Beast (Disney).

LAUREN WARD - Cynthia Murphy

Theatre includes: Caroline Or Change (Chichester Theatre, Playhouse Theatre), Matilda (Cambridge Theatre & Courtyard Theatre, RSC), BatBoy The Musical (Southwark Playhouse), The Sound of Music (London Palladium), The Philadelphia Story (Old Vic), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Camelot (Open Air, Regent’s Park), The Winter’s Tale and Pericles (RSC), The Vagina Monologues (Arts), Dubarry Was a Lady (part of the Lost Musicals season at Her Majesty’s) Johnny Johnson (Lost Musicals-Sadlers Wells) and the UK premiere of Elegies (Arts). US-Broadway: Matilda-Tony Nomination (Shubert),  Follies (Belasco), 1776 (Gershwin), The Heiress and Carousel (Lincoln Center).  Off-Broadway: The New Moon for City Center Encores!, Carousel in Concert with Hugh Jackman (Carnegie Hall), Time and Again (Manhattan Theatre Club), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Wise Guys (New York Theater Workshop), Jack’s Holiday and the title role in Violet at Playwrights Horizon, for which she received a Drama Desk nomination and a Drama League Award. US regional: Compleat Female Stage Beauty (Philadelphia), Rough Crossing (Hartford Stage Company), The Glass Menagerie and As You Like It (Great Lakes Theater), Romeo and Juliet (Colonial Theater), She Stoops to Conquer (Walnut Street), The Royal Family and Tartuffe (Utah Shakespeare).

Film and Television include: “Kiss Me First,” “Doctors,” The Last Days of the Lehman Brothers, “A Touch of Frost” and “Torchwood,” “Law and Order: SVU,” Joe Gould’s Secret and Story of Bad Boy in the USA and a regular role in the satirical comedy “Broken News.”

Radio includes: Little House on the Prairie.

Recordings include: Matilda (UK and US recordings), Violet (Original cast recording), The New Moon, Saturday Night, 1776 and Carousel.

Training:  The University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

DOUG COLLING - Connor Murphy

Training: RADA

Theatre Includes: Journey’s End; Broadway Bound; Assassins; Love And Information; The Tempest (RADA); Metamorphoses (Body In Space NZ).

Film Includes: All Is True; Kiwi Flyer; Deadpan.

Television Includes: This England (SKY).

RUPERT YOUNG - Larry Murphy

Theatre includes: Plenty (Chichester Festival Theatre), Twelfth Night (Young Vic), Gaslight (ATG), While the Sun Shines (Theatre Royal Bath), The Philanderer (Orange Tree Theatre), High Society (The Old Vic), Tonight at 8.30, French Without Tears (ETT), Company (Southwark Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing, Comedy of Errors (Globe Theatre, Neuss), Never So Good, Afterlife (National Theatre), Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, H.M.S. Pinafore (Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park.)

Television includes: The Bisexual, Good Karma Hospital, Will, People Just Do Nothing, The White Queen, Merlin (4 Seasons), Shameless, Doc Martin, Koala Singing, Dirty Filthy Love, Vital Signs, Foyles War, Hotel Babylon and Island at War.

Film includes: The Secret Garden

JACK LOXTON - Jared Kleinman

Jack Loxton starred in the role of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Albert Narracott in War Horse, both for the National Theatre and in the West End. He was last on stage in A Room with a View at the Theatre Royal Bath.  His television credits include “Vanity Fair” and “The Coroner.”  On film he has been seen in The Sense of an Ending.


Iona Fraser - Alana Beck

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is Iona’s West End debut. 

She was most recently featured in the ensemble in RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre.

Other credits include: Deloris in Sister Act the Musical at Shanklin Theatre, Brenda Bloomers in Jack and the Beanstalk, Pinocchio in Pinocchio, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, Idle Jack in Dick Whittington (Bigfoot Arts) and Sam in the touring TIE production of BOY.

MARCUS HARMAN - Evan Alternate; U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman

Marcus Harman’s theatre credits include Sunday in the Park with George and Parade for the National Youth Music Theatre at The Other Palace. DEAR EVAN HANSEN marks Marcus’ professional stage debut.

TRICIA ADELE-TURNER - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy

Tricia trained at Arts Educational, with a BA Hons in Musical Theatre.

Theatre Credits include: Pamela/Annabella/Margaret in The 39 Steps (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester); Sophie Perkins in Benidorm Live (UK Tour); Alternate Dusty in Dusty (UK Premiere Tour); Peggy in Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto); Gemma in Jackie The Musical (Ambassadors); Lady Jane in Carnaby Street The Musical (UK Tour); Vivienne Kensington in Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Teacher/Alternate Killer Queen in We Will Rock You (Dominion Theatre); Laura in All The Fun Of The Fair (Garrick Theatre); Donna Marie/Miss Jones in Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre West End); Inner Voice in They’re Playing Our Song (Menier Chocolate Factory); Ensemble in A Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe (Spekulation Entertainment); Vocalist in Barbara Cook and Friends (Coliseum);  Vocalist in Good Thing Going (Cadogan Hall in association with The Royal Philharmonic).

Workshop and Concert Credits include: An Evening of Dirty Dancing (Stage Acts Entertainment); Babs Barlow in Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Phil Willmott).

Recordings include: All the Fun of the Fair (David Essex); A Spoonful of Stiles and Drewe (Spekulation Entertainment); Step Inside Love (Jay Entertainment).

@TriciaAT on twitter and @triciaturn on Instagram

HAYDN COX - U/S Connor Murphy, Jared Kleinman

Haydn is from Essex and is thrilled to be in the original London cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN which marks his West End debut. He recently toured the USA with GFD’s World of Musicals following a tour of Germany. On his return he released two singles “Prove Me Wrong” and “Just Let Me Know” both featured on “BBC Introducing.”

Recent Theatre and Television credits include Big Time, Theatre Royal Stratford, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, both at the Buxton Opera House and ADR for BBC “Silent Witness”.

Film credits include Toby’s Odyssey, Cinema Cannaregio, and original music for Esperanza and the Amnesiac currently in pre-production. Movie soundtrack credits include La Bugia Bianca and Il Migliore Del Monte.

Haydn trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire on a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship with a BA (Hons) degree in musical theatre and received the Directors’ Award of Excellence.

Haydn would like to give a big thank you to his agents Artlen House Associates, Jill Green Casting, and everyone at DEAR EVAN HANSEN for this amazing opportunity.

Kristen Gaetz

Kristen Gaetz - U/S Heidi Hansen, Cynthia Murphy

Kristen originally comes from Seattle where her theatrical career began.

Her UK credits include Swing / Cover and played Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Cheryl in I’m Getting my Act Together and Taking it on the Road at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Kristen is also the Co-creator and Director of Lights Up Perform.

Her Broadway credits include “Phyllis” in 42nd Street (Broadway revival), “Principal Vocalist” in Radio City Christmas Spectacular 75th Anniversary (Radio City Music Hall)

Her US Tours and Regional credits include “Rita” in White Christmas (1st US National Tour & Fox Theatre, Detroit), “Lorraine” in 42nd Street (1st US National Tour), “Rhonda” in White Christmas (Sony Centre, Toronto) and “Ensemble” in Mame (5th Street Theater, Seattle). Kristen has also performed for Sacramento Music Circus in Hello Dolly and Kiss Me Kate and for the Civic Light Opera, Los Angeles productions of Evita, Crazy For You and Will Rogers Follies where she was also featured.

Ellis Kirk - U/S Evan Hansen, Connor Murphy

Training: D&B Academy of Performing Arts

Television includes: “Emmerdale” (ITV), “Jericho” (ITV), “Billionaire Boy” (BBC), “Hank Zipzer” (Kindle for CBBC)

Ellis is delighted to be making his West End debut in such an incredible show. He would like to thank Jill Green Casting for the opportunity, and his family, friends and everyone at D&B Management for their support.

HANNAH LINDSEY - U/S Cynthia Murphy, Heidi Hansen

Hannah trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music. Theatre credits include Caro (Alternate) in The House On Cold Hill (UK Tour), Nancy Sinatra for The Definitive Ratpack (UK & European Tours), Junior Soprano Lead in Fingask Follies (Fingask Castle), Martha Burelli in Ratpack Live in Las Vegas (UK/USA Tour) Esther in LuvEsther (UK Tour), Alice in Dick Whittington (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds), and Thursford Christmas Spectacular. Hannah is thrilled to be making her West End debut as part of the DEAR EVAN HANSEN family.


Samantha Mbolekwa - U/S Alana Beck, Zoe Murphy

Samantha is over the moon to be making her West End Debut! Most recently, Samantha was touring the USA/Canada with RENT as Joanne Jefferson. Sending love and gratitude to the DEH team, Jill Green Casting and my incredible agent, Simon Mayhew. Extra thanks and love to my family in Canada and the USA for the endless support and love on this journey.

MARK PEACHEY - U/S Larry Murphy

Trained: East 15 Acting School.

Theatre: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre), Moll Flanders (Colchester Mercury Theatre), Legally Blonde (National Tour), Richard III (Leicester Curve), Mamma Mia! (National Tour), A Streetcar Named Desire (Leicester Curve), The Lion King (National Tour), We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (National and International Tour), The Prince Of The Pagodas (Royal Opera House), Sleeping Beauty (Bournemouth Pavilion), Mr Stink (National Tour), The Comedy of Errors (Oddsocks), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (National Tour), Twelfth Night (Bloomsbury Theatre), The Gruffalo (Duchess, Criterion and National tour), Cinderella (Malvern Theatre), The Tempest (Young Shakespeare Company), Stuart Little (National Tour), Jack and The Beanstalk (Wyvern Theatre, Swindon), Plague of Innocence (Leicester Haymarket).

Television: “Hollyoaks” (Channel 4), “Books That Made Britain” (BBC), “Inside Out” (BBC).

Film: Cyberlante, Art is Dead, Capricious, One Minutes

Hannah Qureshi - U/S Zoe Murphy, Alana Beck

Hannah trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

Theatre credits include: Selma in Broken Wings – Dubai Opera House and Katara Opera House (Doha), Ensemble/cover Selma in Broken Wings – Beiteddine Festival (Lebanon) and The Other Palace (Workshop), Rawheya in Umm Kulthum & the Golden Era – London Palladium

Represented by Michelle Blair Management.

JAMES WINTER - U/S Larry Murphy

Training: Guildford School of Acting (GSA).

Theatre: The Full Monty, Ethan Girard, The Key Theatre; Jersey Boys, Hank Majewski, cover Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, Prince Edward Theatre; Lucky Stiff, Harry Witherspoon, The Landor Theatre; Les Miserables, Claquesous, cover Bamatabois and the Bishop of Digne, Queens Theatre; Carnaby Street the Musical, Ensemble, cover Jude and Jack, UK Tour; Shrek the Musical, Pied Piper, cover Lord Farquaad and Shrek, Original UK & Ireland Tour; Jersey Boys, cover Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe, UK & Ireland Tour.

Commercial: Sainsbury’s Father’s Day Campaign,” Online.

Workshops: Moon Landing, Fido, Prince Edward; The Last Maharajah, Ensemble, The Wyndhams Theatre. 

James is thrilled to be a part of the original cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN in the West End, and would like to thank his wife Anouska and son Teddy, and his parents and brother for their continued love and support.

Mitchell Zhangazha - U/S Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman

Theatre Credits: Ensemble/cover Goldie Wilson in the original cast of Back To The Future: The Musical, (Manchester Opera House), Emmanuel in Our Lady of Kibeho, (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Stevie Wonder/cover Berry Gordy in Motown The Musical, (Shaftesbury Theatre), Little Moe in Five Guys Named Moe, (Festival Square Theatre), Curly in Peter Pan, (Adelphi Theatre), Young Simba in The Lion King, (The Lyceum), Original cast of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (The London Palladium,  Jackie Thibodeux in Caroline or Change, (National Theatre), Scipio in Porgy and Bess, (The Savoy), Young Kwasi in The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi, (O.T. Theatre, Rotterdam), Handwalker in Cameron Mackintosh’s Oliver!, (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane), Young Michael Jackson in Thriller Live, (The Lyric Theatre, UK & European Tour), The Three Birds, (Gate Theatre).

Television & Film Credits: Tom Raeburn in “Red Cap” (BBC 1), Quincy in Disney’s “Little Einsteins” (Playhouse Disney), Young Francis Barber in “Samuel Johnson: The Dictionary Man” (BBC 4), Judas in Save The Cinema (Sky Movies). Mark in The Loneliest Boy In The World (2022).

Radio Drama Credits: Season of Migration to the North (BBC). From Africa with Love (BBC).

Recording Credits: Oxford University Press.

Michael Greif
Steven Levenson
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Danny Mefford
Alex Lacamoire
David Korins
Peter Nigrini
Emily Rebholz
Japhy Weideman
Nevin Steinberg
David Brian Brown
Jennifer Lord
Ben Cohn
Garret Healey
Matt Smith
Tara Rubin Casting /Kevin Metzger-Timson, C.S.A.
Jill Green CDG
Danny Sharron
Jon Emmanuel
Mark Myars
Annalisa Rossi
Judith Schoenfeld
Jovon E. Shuck
Steve Burnett
Jo Hinton
Stacy N. Taylor
Mark McGowan
Katelynn Cooper
Tom Fisher
Serahné René-Sorhaindo
Greg Sharman

Michael Greif - Director

Michael Greif received his fourth Tony nomination and a Helen Hayes Award for his work on Dear Evan Hansen. Other Broadway credits: Rent, Grey Gardens, Next to Normal, Never Gonna Dance, If/Then, War Paint. Recent work includes Make Believe (Second Stage; New York Times Best of 2019), Man in the Ring (Huntington Stage; Norton Award for Best Production), Our Lady of Kibeho and Angels in America (NY’s Signature Theatre); The Low Road and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…. (Public); and The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale and Romeo and Juliet at The Public’s Delacorte Theater. Off-Broadway, he’s received Obie Awards for Machinal, Dogeaters (Public), and Rent (NYTW), and has directed new plays and musicals at Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, MTC, MCC, New York Theatre Workshop and at Second Stage, where he directed Next to Normal and Dear Evan Hansen. Regional work includes premieres and revivals at Williamstown Theatre Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center and Trinity Repertory Company. Mr. Greif holds a BS from Northwestern University and an MFA from the University of California, San Diego.

Steven Levenson - Book Writer

Steven is a Tony Award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and television writer and producer. His plays include If I Forget, Core Values, Seven Minutes In Heaven, and The Language of Trees. He wrote the book for the musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which won six Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, as well as the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. He co-created and executive produced the FX series “Fosse/Verdon,” which was nominated for seventeen Emmy Awards, including Best Limited Series and Best Writing for a Limited Series, as well as for Critics’ Choice Association and Producers Guild Awards, in addition to winning the Writers Guild Award and an AFI Award for Outstanding Series. Other honors include the OBIE Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award. Upcoming film projects include the adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…boom!, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, for Netflix. He is a graduate of Brown University.

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul - Words and Music

Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Olivier Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul are best known for their work on DEAR EVAN HANSEN, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman. Their accompanying albums for each project have appeared in the top 10 of the Billboard 200, the latter of which certified Platinum in over a dozen countries, including Triple Platinum in the US, New Zealand, China, Taiwan, and Indonesia, Quadruple Platinum in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Australia, 6x Platinum in Singapore, 7x Platinum in the UK, 9x Platinum in Ireland, and 10x Platinum in Korea. Other credits: Broadway – A Christmas Story, The Musical; Off-Broadway/Regional – DogfightJames and the Giant PeachEdges; Film – AladdinTrolls; Television – “Smash,” “The Flash,” and “A Christmas Story, Live!” With the release of the novelization of Dear Evan Hansen, Benj and Justin became New York Times Best-Selling Authors. Upcoming film projects include Disney’s live-action Snow White, Sony’s live-action hybrid musical Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and an original live-action musical with Apple.


Danny Mefford - Choreographer

Danny has choreographed two Best Musical Tony winners: Fun Home and Dear Evan Hansen. His other Broadway credits are The Bridges of Madison County and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. For television, he staged the theatrical sequences for “RISE” on NBC and makes dances for “Dickinson” on Apple+. Other favorite credits include Good Person of Szechwan starring Taylor Mac, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado About Nothing in Central Park, an international tour of The Sound of Music and the off-Broadway musical Miss You Like Hell. He has been nominated for Drama Desk, Lortel and Astaire Awards. MFA from Brown University, BS from the University of Evansville.

Alex Lacamoire - Music Supervisor & Orchestrations

Alex Lacamoire is four-time Grammy, three-time Tony, and Emmy winner for his work on Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton, In The Heights, and FX’s mini-series “Fosse/Verdon.” His credits as music director, arranger, and/or orchestrator include: Message in a Bottle (London), The Wrong Man (Off-Broadway), Annie (2011 Broadway Revival), Bring It On, The People in the Picture, 9 to 5 (Drama Desk and Grammy noms), Legally Blonde, High Fidelity, Wicked, Bat Boy, and Godspell (2001 National Tour). Love to Mom, Dad, Little Sis, and to his wife, Ileana.

David Korins - Scenic Designer

Broadway: Mrs. Doubtfire, Beetlejuice (Tony nom.), Hamilton (Tony nom.), Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint (Tony nom.), Bandstand, Misery, Motown the Musical, Vanya and Sonia…, Annie, Bring It On, Godspell, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, and Bridge & Tunnel. TV: “91st Academy Awards” (Emmy nom.), “Grease: Live!” (Emmy winner). Concert: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli. Dad: Stella & Vivian.

Peter Nigrini - Projection Designer

Peter Nigrini has been a pioneer in the integration of digital media and live theatre for the past fifteen years.  On Broadway, his designs include Ain’t Too Proud, Beetlejuice (Tony nominations for both), The Spongebob Musical, Amelié, The Best Man, An Act of God, and Fela!. Off-Broadway, he designed David Byrne’s Here Lies Love, Grounded (directed by Julie Taymor) and a series of adaptations with Robert Woodruff including Dostoyevsky’s Notes From Underground, Bergman’s Autumn Sonata and Fassbinder’s In a Year of Thirteen Moons. Outside of conventional theater, he designed Real Enemies, a multi-media piece conceived with Darcy James Argue and Isaac Butler for the 18 piece jazz ensemble The Secret Society, the Grace Jones’ Hurricane Tour, and Blind Date, an evening long dance piece for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company.  He was part of a decade-long collaboration with Nature Theater of Oklahoma for which he designed every aspect of their productions including No Dice, Romeo And Juliet, and the multi-part work Life & Times.

Emily Rebholz - Costume Designer

Broadway: Oh, Hello; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: Indecent (Vineyard Theatre), Dear Evan Hansen, The Way We Get By (Second Stage), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre), The Tempest, Into The Woods (Shakespeare in the Park), Pretty Filthy (The Civilians), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature), and Yardbird (Apollo Theater). Recent Regional Theater and Opera: Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), La Boheme (Opera Theater of Saint Louis), Another Word For Beauty (The Goodman Theater), and Othello (Shakespeare DC). In New York her additional designs have been seen at Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Lincoln Center, MCC, The Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick, The Women’s Project, and many more. MFA: Yale University.

Japhy Weideman - Lighting Designer

Broadway: Lobby Hero, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Significant Other, Bright Star, Dear Evan Hansen (Tony Nom), The Visit (Tony Nom), Airline Highway (Tony Nom), The Nance (Tony Nom), Of Mice and Men (Tony Nom), Sylvia, Old Times, The Heidi Chronicles, Macbeth, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Snow Geese. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theatre, NYTW, The Public (NYSF), Second Stage, Playwrights Horizons, MTC, MCC, LAByrinth, The Vineyard, others. West End: Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward), A Nice Fish (Harold Pinter Theatre), Blackbird (Albery Theatre).

Nevin Steinberg - Sound Designer

Broadway: Hadestown (Tony Award), Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Freestyle Love Supreme, The Cher Show, Bandstand, Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Mothers and Sons, Rodgers+ Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Tony nomination), The Performers, Magic/Bird. Over thirty Broadway productions with Acme Sound Partners and five additional Tony nominations: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Fences, Hair, In The Heights.

David Brian Brown - Hair Design

Broadway-Highlights: Mrs Doubtfire, Moulin Rouge, Frozen, War Paint (Drama Desk Award), She Loves Me, Curious Incident…, Gigi, Bridges of Madison County, If/Then,  Macbeth,  Death of a Salesman, Follies, Sister Act, A Steady Rain, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Tarzan, Nine, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, The Invention Of Love, Aida, The Iceman Cometh, Chicago, Sideshow, Steel Pier. Film credits: Peter Pan-Live NBC, Sound of Music-Live NBC, It’s Complicated, Angels In America (Emmy Nominated), Too Wong Foo…

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Jennifer Lord - Natural Hair Consultant

Jennifer Lord is an award-winning hair stylist determined to change the perception of natural hair. Along with her commitment to social justice, she’s worked behind the curtain of some of the country’s most exclusive runway shows during New York Fashion Week and recently styled for The Met Gala, 2021. Jennifer entered the theatre industry in 2019 and is now educating hair stylists in theater, film and television on the historical components of natural hair. 

Ben Cohn - Musical Director

Broadway: Wicked (assistant conductor), The Woman in White, …Spelling Bee, Wonderful Town, In My Life. Pre-Broadway: The Book of Mormon, 9 to 5, Anastasia, Finding Neverland. MD for Clay Aiken, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 21 Chump Street, Stephanie J. Block, BCEFA. Ben’s arrangements have been heard on TV, albums, concerts, theme parks and cruise lines. Ithaca and NYU grad. Love to Sean and Allister.

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Garret Healey - Music Director - Tour

Garret Healey has been with the Dear Evan Hansen tour since its opening in 2018 and was fortunate enough to make his Broadway debut with the show in 2019. He has also toured with the musical Kinky Boots as Associate Music Director and has worked as a keyboardist for Carnival Cruise Lines. In addition to his work as a music director, he is passionate about education and spent the 2020-2021 school year as a paraprofessional at Stoneham Central Middle School in Stoneham, MA. Love to Mom, Dad, Evan and Jack.

Matt Smith - UK Musical Director

Matt studied at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Most recently, Matt was the Musical Director for School of Rock (The Gillian Lynne Theatre). Other credits include – as Musical Supervisor: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (UK Tours), The Last Tango (Phoenix Theatre/UK Tour) and Love Me Tender (UK Tour). As Musical Director and co-Arranger: Cilla (ITV drama), The Infidel (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Taboo (Brixton Club House). As MD and Vocal Arranger: Water Babies (Leicester Curve). As Musical Director: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (The Aldwych Theatre), Unmasked (The Other Palace), Never Forget (Savoy Theatre/UK Tours), We Will Rock You (North American Tour, Ass. Musical Supervisor), Some Girl I Used To Know (Arts Theatre), The Prodigals (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry), We Will Rock You (Stuttgart/Berlin), Footloose (UK/European tours), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Thriller Live (Lyric Theatre, AMD), Cinderella (New Wimbledon Theatre), Bohemian Rhapsody (UK & Monaco), This Is Elvis (UK Tour), Dancing In The Streets (UK Tour). Matt is a patron of NK Theatre Arts in Manchester.

Tara Rubin Casting /Kevin Metzger-Timson, C.S.A. - Casting Director

Selected Broadway: Falsettos; Miss Saigon; A Bronx Tale; Cats; Disaster!; School of Rock; Dr Zhivago; It Shoulda Been You; Gigi; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; Les Misérables; Mothers and Sons; Big Fish; The Heiress; How to Succeed..; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Spamalot; …Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; Jersey Boys; The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Terms of Endearment; The Band’s Visit; Here Lies Love; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Yale Repertory Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse.

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Casting Director – Jill Green CDG
Casting Associate – Amy Beadel

Jill is a full member and Amy is a probationary member of The Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain and Ireland.

Theatre includes: Touching The Void (Duke of York’s/Bristol Old Vic & Tour); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Bridge/ West Yorkshire Playhouse); War Horse (2015-2020); 101 Dalmatians (Regent’s Park Open Air); Hairspray (London Coliseum); The Lion King Tour (2015-2016/Current Tour); The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time (2015-2019); Kinky Boots (Adelphi/UK & Ireland Tour); Disney’s Aladdin (Prince Edward); Jersey Boys (Prince Edward/Piccadilly/UK & Ireland Tours 2007-2019); Young Frankenstein (Garrick); Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych/UK & Ireland Tour); Lazarus (Kings Cross Theatre); Jane Eyre (UK Tour 2017/National Theatre); La Strada (UK Tour 2017); Show Boat (New London/Crucible Theatre Sheffield); The Scottsboro Boys (UK Casting, Garrick/Young Vic); The Producers (Theatre Royal Drury Lane/UK Tours); Fosse (Prince Of Wales).

Recent London Workshops include: Roman Holiday; What’s New Pussycat; Famous Five; The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe; Becoming Nancy; Pink Floyd’s The Wall (Workshops 2 and 3).

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Danny Sharron - Senior Associate Director

is a Brooklyn-based director of new plays/musicals, committed to creating work about the LGBTQ+ and Middle Eastern communities. Recent directing: The Model American (Williamstown, world premiere). Associate: Public Theater, MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Old Globe, Huntington. Fellowships: NYTW, Williamstown, Drama League, Ars Nova. Full credits:

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Jon Emmanuel - UK Associate Director

Associate Director: Jersey Boys (Prince Edward/Piccadilly/ Tour); Driving Miss Daisy (Wyndhams/Tour).

Resident Director: Fame (Aldwych); Children’s Director Tommy (Tour).

Director: Buddy (Channel Islands); CBeebies Television Jack and Jill (BBC1); Sleeping Beauty & Dick Whittington (Blackpool/Basingstoke); Cinderella (Grimsby).

Acting includes: Lautrec (Shaftesbury); Fame (Aldwych); Copacabana (Prince of Wales); Stella Award – Best Actor of the year for Bill Snibson – Me And My Girl; Max – Lend Me A Tenor (both Westcliff); Brad – The Rocky Horror Show (Paris).

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Mark Myars - Associate Choreographer

Broadway Associate: The Cher Show, My Fair Lady (LCT, National Tour), SpongeBob Squarepants, War Paint, If/Then. International Supervisor: Wicked. Choreographer: Dancin’ Broadway (tour), Joseph….(Casa Mañana).

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Annalisa Rossi - UK Associate Choreographer

West End: Scrooge, Cats, Westside Story, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Sweet Charity, Betty Blue Eyes. 

Off West End/Tour: Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Much Ado about Nothing, Hello Dolly, Sunset Boulevard, Sweet Charity, After Miss Julie, Jolson, Scrooge. 

Television: Miranda (BBC). The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS). Film: The Dresser (BBC2)

Choreography/Creative Development: Fun Home (Associate.) Sunshine On Leith (Associate). Goodnight Mr. Tom (Assistant). Bullish (Choreographer). Les Miserables (film)


Judith Schoenfeld - Production Supervisor

Judith Schoenfeld has been a part of Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage in DC and here in New York at Second Stage.

Broadway: IF/THEN, Next to Normal, Grey Gardens. Off-Broadway: Productions at Second Stage Theatre, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Theatre for a New Audience, Mabou Mines, and Classic Stage Company. Additional work Williamstown Theater Festival, Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Goodspeed Opera House, Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center and Great Lakes Theatre Festival. She is a graduate the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Jovon E. Shuck - Production Stage Manager - Tour

Jovon is a proud graduate of Michigan State University.  His credits include the National Tours of: Miss Saigon, WaitressHedwig and the Angry InchThe Phantom of the OperaDisney’s The Lion King, and Monty Python’s Spamalot. Much love to Sheila Marie, always.

Steve Burnett - Company Manager - London

Training: Rose Bruford College

West End Theatre includes: Motown, Memphis, Stephen Ward, Jersey Boys, Rock Of Ages, Wicked, The Producers, Bombay Dreams, The King And I, Grease, Damn Yankees, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, A Clockwork Orange, A Life in the Theatre, The Foreigner, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cabaret, Guys and Dolls.

Seasons at Scottish Opera, Newcastle Playhouse, Derby Playhouse.

Film: Jesus Christ Superstar.

Steve has been the Company Manager for the Laurence Olivier Awards for the past 10 years.

Steve is the holder of a Private Pilots’ Licence and Power Boat Licence.

Jo Hinton - Stage Manager – London

Training:  LAMDA

Credits Include:  Cinderella (The Gillian Lynne Theatre), Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre), Tina: The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych Theatre), An American In Paris (Dominion Theatre), Snow White (New Victoria Theatre, Woking), ‘Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty’ (UK & International Tour), Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man ( Sadler’s Wells & UK Tour), The Rocky Horror Show (European Tour), Wicked (UK & Ireland Tour), 9 to 5 The Musical (UK Tour), South Pacific (Barbican Theatre & UK Tour), Footloose (UK Tour), Chess (UK Tour), Whistle Down The Wind (UK Tour), Scooby Doo & The Pirate Ghost (UK & Ireland Tour), The Girlfriend Experience (Royal Court Theatre & Plymouth).

Stacy N. Taylor - Stage Manager - Tour

STACY N. TAYLOR is a proud graduate of the SM program at the University of Cincinnati – College – Conservatory of Music (CCM). Touring Credits: Spring Awakening, South Pacific, Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Bodyguard, Waitress, School of Rock, and Jersey Boys. Other Credits include: Weston Playhouse, BlueMan Group – Orlando.

Mark McGowan - Deputy Stage Manager - London

Training: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

West End Theatre includes: Hairspray (Coliseum), Waitress (Adelphi), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Piccadilly), Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly), School of Rock (New London), Beautiful (Aldwych), Matilda The Musical (Cambridge).

Work for the Royal Shakespeare Company includes: Cardenio, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Marat/Sade, King John, Richard III, and Rise of the Aztecs.

Katelynn Cooper - Assistant Stage Manager – Tour

Broadway: Matilda, Dear Evan Hansen, Amazing Grace. National Tours: My Fair Lady, School of Rock, Matilda. Off-Broadway: Jersey Boys, The Play That Goes Wrong, Clinton: The Musical. Television: Peter Pan Live!. Off Broadway & Regional: Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, Classic Stage Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Goodspeed Musicals. Co-Author of the forthcoming book, Braving the Bronx River. BFA Stage/Production Management, Emerson College.

Tom Fisher - Assistant Stage Manager - London

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Credits include: The King and I (UK Tour and Theatre Orb, Tokyo), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Piccadilly Theatre), Strictly Ballroom the Musical (Piccadilly Theatre), Dick Whittington (London Palladium), The Wind in the Willows (London Palladium), Impossible Magic (Kallang Theatre, Singapore), Aladdin (SEC Armadillo, Glasgow) and Little Shop of Horrors (UK Tour).

Serahné René-Sorhaindo - Assistant Stage Manager - London

Training: Guildford School of Acting

Credits Include: ASM – Les Misérables (UK & Ireland Tour), Stage Crew – Pretty Woman The Musical (Savoy Theatre & Piccadilly Theatre), Assistant to Production Manager – &Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre & Manchester Opera House) Stage Crew Swing – Les Misérables (Queens Theatre)

Greg Sharman - Assistant Stage Manager - London

Training: Central School of Speech and Drama

Theatre includes: Twelfth Night (RSC); The Country Wife, Sweet Bird of Youth (Chichester); The Trial (Young Vic); Men Should Weep, A Christmas Carol, Dunsinane, Let The Right One In (NTS); Birdland, The Internet Is Serious Business & The Twits (Royal Court); 2012 Summer Season (Pitlochry).

West End includes: Matilda – The Musical (Cambridge); The Twilight Zone (Ambassadors); Don Quixote (Garrick); Love’s Labour’s Lost & Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Nell Gwynn (Apollo).